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    (Original post by Cariie)
    I got 9A*'s and 3A's at the same time as being an international athlete and having a (I think) normal social life; then again GCSE's are a breeze compared to A-levels and University I imagine will be a slap in the face compared to any work I've done so far :L It's about using your time effectively, not necessarily giving it all over to academia
    Wow great. That brings another question. Lol. You are a girl as ur name suggests. And for some reason girls can do many things at once which v cant.
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    (Original post by Arsenal4lif)
    Depends
    obviously

    like this guy in Pakistan who got 23 as in A level ,he was also the president of a music club and students came to him to learn music tips :/
    23 what?
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    Erm 8A*'s at GCSE do not make you a genius by a long stretch. I got relatively average grades at GCSE (2A*'s 1A the rest B's) but I'm getting straight A's at a level (at the moment anyway) and I know people who did get a lot of A*'s etc. at GCSE who are struggling at A level.
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    (Original post by rangu2011)
    23 what?
    A's i think, its on youtube
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    technically i only got 7 A*s so i don't belong in this elitist club, but i spend more time in the pub than at my desk. (once my AS exams come up it's all gonna change though, promise )
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    (Original post by rangu2011)
    Wow great. That brings another question. Lol. You are a girl as ur name suggests. And for some reason girls can do many things at once which v cant.
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    Oh don't go using the 'girls can multi task and guys can't' excuse :L That's *******s :P It's just about time management and motivation. Say I would take revision to training with me, or more sensibly get my work all done before a competition weekend Just get into the habit of doing your work before the day of the deadline, and hey presto, free weekends and evenings all over the place It might sound really sad but if you have to, make a revision/work time table, I had to at AS to fit everything in, give yourself set times to work, free time and but in any times when you know you're busy and you'll find it a lot easier to stay on top of things
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    Lol, I got 10 A* with minimal revision, but A levels are a different matter.
    I have a very active social life, and I volunteer, if that helps to answer your question
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    (Original post by Arsenal4lif)
    Depends
    obviously

    like this guy in Pakistan who got 23 as in A level ,he was also the president of a music club and students came to him to learn music tips :/
    I heard that to! But they were mostly in things like 'Thinking Skills' rather than proper A-levels, sure it was in the Daily Mail, they do love those stories!
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    How do people get so many A*s?
    I havn't done GCSEs yet but I would love to know how they do it.

    How long do you revise for and for how many days/weeks/months?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Josh_Dey)
    How do people get so many A*s?
    I havn't done GCSEs yet but I would love to know how they do it.

    How long do you revise for and for how many days/weeks/months?

    Thanks
    Don't think about it in sense of having to revise for a certain number of hours a day etc, that's what some people do but I don't think its necessary. GCSE's aren't that big a deal, honestly, as long as you get A*-C's no one really cares about them later :L I'd say just make sure you understand everything as you go along, don't try and cram last minute if there's things you don't get! and learn how to answer the exam questions, each GCSE's looking for a different approach I'm afraid, but its not about being a genius at all!
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    (Original post by rangu2011)
    Can a person be a genius and yet be social?

    Can a person be smart and yet have an all rounded life?


    NOW IF YOU ARE GOOD TIME MANAGERS:

    1. How much hours of revision do you do daily (honestly) ?
    2. How do you make up time for Socializing?
    3. Do you sleep during the day?

    People express their views and lets get in discussion!
    Having more than 8 A*s does not make you a genius.

    Yes, you can be smart and have a rounded life, as it is a smart thing to do. Depends what you define as smart though.

    I did day before revision for sciences/maths. A week or two for history/RS. Nothing for English and DT. Hence, there was plenty of time for socialising. And I never slept during the day - once in a blue moon.
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    (Original post by JustLau)
    I got 7 and that was with minimal work. I spent most of my 'study leave' asleep lol
    This.
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    even if you get all A*s in GCSEs it doesn't mean you're a genius
    GCSEs are incredibly straightforward and require little understanding in most subjects
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    I got 11A* and I think that GCSE's are a long-term thing - you can cram like a wizard for a month or two in every one and get A's, but the A*'s take consistent work in Yr10 and 11 ( and I suppose the luck of having parents who help you and encourage you)
    I wish AS was like gcse!
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    i'm guessing that most people who have said that GCSE's are not important didn't do too well in them?
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    You dont even have to revise a lot in GCSEs to get good marks. If you're strategic and focus on bits you;re not very strong at rather than revising the whole lot you don't need to spend a lot of time on it. Most people are too afraid to tackle the bits they don't understand and hence they don't so as well as they could.
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    I am living proof that you can turn up to multiple exams drunk or hungover, not do any work for them, and still get A*s at GCSE :awesome: A*s at GCSE don't mean anything. Granted they do indicate a degree of success in your exams, but that can be total understanding or it can just be rote learning. I do think getting a lot of A*s indicates an ability to juggle workload though.
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    (Original post by NeonSkies)
    This.

    GCSEs are a walk in the park compared to A-levels.
    A-Levels are a walk in the park compared to a degree. What's your point?

    For a student in year 10/11 GCSEs will seem difficult. As a 15 year old, I found GCSEs harder than I found A-Levels when I was 18.
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    8 A* at GCSE is nothing. If you are talking about A Level, that makes you a bit closer to being a 'genius'.
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    (Original post by Rahul.S)
    i got 7...sud get 8 by the end of y13 as im doing gcse french as i didnt go a language previously. i wud say tht 5a*+ is the barrier....even those tht try and don't...as long u get more than 5a*'s ur still in the game but at a level....the jheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze and the noobs get seperated
    "I want to play a game"
    Seriously having A*s at GCSE is not gonna get you anywhere with Jigsaw.
    You'd lose the game.
 
 
 
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